EW Talks to Gary Ross: “It was absolutely the right decision.”
Entertainment Weekly caught up with director Gary Ross to talk about his new children’s book Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind and asked about his decision to leave the Hunger Games franchise.
”I didn’t feel that I would have the time for the way that I work to do the movie justice,” he says. “I wear two hats. I don’t wear one hat. When you write and you direct that’s a linear process, it’s not a simultaneous process. I would’ve had to have written a script and prepped the whole movie in four months and on the first movie that’s a process that took me eight months. And I thought [Catching Fire] was a more difficult adaptation, not an easier one. I didn’t really feel I had the time I needed to live up to my own standards. And I haven’t had a moment’s regret. It was absolutely the right decision and I’m thrilled about new challenges.”
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